5 Best Modeling Agencies in New York – Latitude Talent Studios

5 Best Modeling Agencies in New York

When people think of starting a career in the Modeling business, they think of many cities to start in, including New York City- a city full of high-end fashion, trends, and events. You don’t have to be experienced to become a model, that’s what agencies and marketing firms like Latitude Talent are for! Although it could be difficult to get signed with an agency, down below are 5 of the best Modeling Agencies and Services in New York to help you get started on your path to the modeling industry.

1. Elite Model Management

One of the largest and successful agencies in New York City. Being signed with Elite Model Management could definitely help your career in the modeling industry. It has an iconic legacy and has represented many famous and well-known talents such as Adriana Lima, Behati Prinsloo, Monica Bellucci, Lizzy Jagger, Cara Delevingne.

2. Ford Models

A very respected and well-known agency for representing some of the best. Agencies like this are very strict about who they choose to sign with. However, this could be a very good agency to work with if you have the right qualities and experiences.

3. Latitude Talent Studios 

A great talent marketing firm, not an agency for models and actors with experience or no experience. Most agencies want models with experience and this is a great place to start. They have helped connect their talent in many opportunities including castings with MTV, ABC Network,  People Magazine, Amazon Prime, HBO Networks, Dynasty Models International, Converse, Target, New York Fashion Week’16,’17,’18,’19, and many more. Latitude is the best way to start a career or future as a model/actor without joining an agency.

4. New York Model Management

A full-service agency promoting many well-known talents such as Niki Taylor, Tatjana Patitz, Meghan Collison, Sui He, Sanne Vloet, Olga Sherer, and Tess Hellfeuer. New York Model Management is committed to promoting talent to the fashion industry worldwide.

5. VNY Models

VNY is a top New York boutique modeling agency that has an unrivaled reputation and track record for crafting unknown models into household names. They have a vast network of connections and firm relationships with clients. VNY Models is a great agency to work with if your goal is to make it to the top!

3 Steps to Become a Social Media Influencer

Did you know a social media influencer has the same status as a fashion model in today’s environment?

When most people think of modeling, the first thing they think of is magazines, runway and print advertising. While that’s a major advertising outlet for companies which obviously feature models, becoming an Instagram influencer or social media celebrity can afford you the same opportunities as a model.

Becoming an influencer however, is just as difficult as becoming a model. Here are 3 easy steps to become a social media influencer:

1.) Build your personal brand

In order to become an influencer, it is very important to build your personal brand. If you have a certain focus, desire and passion, let’s say fashion, it is important to build your Instagram or Facebook profile and post around this topic. Whatever your favorite stores are, or favorite outfits, feature them in your social media posts and be sure to tag the retail brands. This is a great way to get the attention of new and potential followers, as well as the brand themselves.

2.) Get followers

This is probably one of the most difficult things to do when building a personal brand, is to actually get followers that care about you and what you represent. Be sure to research and use a lot of hashtags in your Instagram post to get the attention of a potential audience. Be sure to post content often to keep your audience engaged.

Read More here:

https://www.latitudetalent.com/single-post/Become-a-Social-Media-Influencer-3-Easy-Steps

Victoria Requested for Mini Cooper Commercial Audition

Check out Latitude Talent Victoria, who after less than a month joining Latitude, was already requested to audition for a Mini Cooper Ad!

Legit Ways to Launch your Modeling Career in NYC

Are you looking to be a model in New York?

Many models all around the world come to NYC in hope of becoming a model and engaging the world of fashion. While there are dozens of great modeling agencies, what are the legit ways to launch a career in modeling?

Latitude NY Male Model

Start Small

It is important to start small and realistic when looking to become a model. You cannot expect to walk into an agency and get signed on the spot. While it does happen,  really very rare and not realistic for a model to think it’s easy. Start small by building up your experience. For male models, it is important to focus on the fitness aspect as well.

Get Photographs and Don’t Spend too much on them

You can get an amazing photographer for a few hundred bucks however spending $1,000+ for head shots is a waste of money for most models. Start small and get good headshots from real professionals. Always do a simple online search to make sure the agency or photographer is legit and can really deliver what they say.

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Female Modeling NYC – Jillian

Get Help

There are so many great ways to become a model in New York, Latitude Talent is one of them. To become a model and get started, Latitude was designed as an all-in-one shop. Apply now to see how Latitude can help you become a model or actor.

Modeling Agencies in New York City

Not only is there a lot of talent agencies to be found, but with 2019 and the rise of social media, it can be hard to become an actor with little or no experience. While most talent agencies seek actors with at least something on their resume, acting schools or professional services can help get you off your feet too.

Read More: https://medium.com/@LatitudeTalent/talent-agencies-for-actors-in-2019-c3cb87828c96

It’s becoming a model right for you?

It’s very common for people of all ages to want to become a model however you have to really decide that if this industry is really a fit for you. With the rise of social media, many people feel that they have a special look that they may be able to capitalize on and becoming a model might be one of the best ways to get started. However, many new talent typically don’t understand if they’re really ready to become a model and get started in the entertainment industry.

A lot of competition

Like anything, there’s a lot of competition to get started as a model or actor. And a major markets such as New York City you’ll find that there are thousands of people vying to get started and accepted to major agencies, however most of them always get rejected because they lack one common thing. Experience.

How do you get experience?

To get started and to really get signed by major agency a model needs to get experience. Even having a portfolio is not enough for most agents. Many modeling agencies look for models that have some type of experience with finding work and finding castings is one of the best ways to get started.

How do you find casting calls?

To find top modeling agencies and get started with legitimate casting calls Latitude Talent Studios is a service that can help connect you and get you started. Not a talent agency which focuses solely on booking work and high commission, Latitude is an impressive service that talent can use to help get them access to opportunities and provide them with a start up resources to become a model or actor.

Find a Model Apartment in New York

Leaving a small town, getting up and moving to a big city like Manhattan New York to attempt a dream in modeling and acting can be viewed as something only for the brave. Most should view it as a way to express yourself and live out your passion. However for a new model in a market such as Manhattan, or talented actor, will go through leaps and bounds to make their journey come true. What many talent lack, is common Knowledge, advice and the reality of becoming a model in one of the most difficult cities.

While every talents journey is different, here’s a compiled list of some realities that models and actors face while living out their dream in New York City.

Housing is superrrrrrrrrr expensive
Second only to San Francisco, which isn’t really a fair comparison considering how dense New York is, Manhattan is one of the most expensive places to live in the United States. If you are moving out here just to pursue acting or even modeling it is always best to look for options outside of the city. Manny up and coming communities in Queens and Brooklyn pose an affordable option for Talon moving out on their own. Roommates are also a favorite option which can cut the expense of living in half. While commonly known as the “model apartment“ agencies may allow their fresh face talent that have been signed from out of state, Or even overseas, a housing which is similar to a dorm with other models. Even though in the agency may cover the first couple months it is taken from a talents first gig so in reality, the model apartment with you share with many other models, can you come out to be the same if not more than how do you just live in a one bedroom on your own.

If you want to be taken seriously, especially as a model or actor, you need to have the correct materials when approaching a casting client.

There have been numerous times talent have been turned away without even having a portfolio when attending an open car. If you’re going to move out to New York City or if you’re trying to pursue the industry in general you need the correct and proper marketing. Invest in some good head shots if you want to expect any type of serious work as an actor or model.

Most people think that a modeling agency or a talent agent are the only options to find casting gigs. Many talented first assume that they can just go to offices or call agencies and set up appointments. It’s not that simple. To be taken seriously not only do you need the cracked marketing, but you also have to have prior experience that shows a client that you were actually trying to pursue this. If you were in a small town, it is best to look for local projects. Similarly, if you are just moving to New York, there are many options including latitude talent studios which helps connect models and actors with the tools and resources to start their journey in a competitive market.

Lil’ Kim Releases “Go Awff”

Entertainment is our game, so all is fair when it comes to checking out some inspirational artists, especially in our hometown of NYC.

Female Rapper and New York MC, Lil’ Kim comes back hard for 2019 with her new song, “Go Awff” released the day after her newsworthy New York Fashion Week Runway Performance

“Yeah, you know my waist snatched, face beat, hair laid,” Lil’ Kim raps. “Queen Bee gon’ reign forever / I’m Mother Nature / I determine the weather / The way I slay, you b****** could never.”

What do you think of Lil’ Kim’s new single as she prepares for her new album?

Check out her new single here on Apple

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Lil Kim “Go Awff” Single from her 2019 Album

Be a Model and Get Started in Fashion

Becoming a model more than New York Fashion Week, it encompasses the whole entertainment business. Getting started to be a model is very hard, only if you make it.

The best talent understand the importance of seeking professional help. Latitude Talent has the best reviews for modeling and acting because they actually give talent the materials they need to get started.

Thinking about being a model. Learn how
Thinking about being a model. Learn how

2019 Casting Calls

Casting Directors at GWCI are seeking non-union talent between the ages of 30 and 50 to portray upscale restaurant patrons this week in NYC.

“Sweetbitter” follows Tess who, shortly after arriving in New York City, lands a job at a celebrated downtown restaurant. Swiftly introduced to the world of drugs, alcohol, love, lust, dive bars and fine dining, she learns to navigate the chaotically alluring, yet punishing life she has stumbled upon.

Casting Details

Dates: Mid-December

Location: New York, NY